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From an email written April 14th 2011 by the FMD international expert on vaccination in the field, Dr Simon Barteling, (See below)


Control and eradication of foot-and-mouth disease: Paul Sutmoller (Animal Health Consultant, former chief of Laboratories of the Panamerican Foot and Mouth Disease Center PAHO/WHO), Simon S. Barteling (Consultant Veterinary Vaccines, former Head Department FMD Vaccine Development, and Production ID-Lelystad and former Head Community Co-ordinating Institute), Raul Casas Olascoaga (Direct Advisor of the Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries, Uruguay, former Director of the Panamerican Foot and Mouth Disease Center PAHO/WHO), Keith J. Sumption (Lecturer in International Animal Health, Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh), Virus Research 91 (2003) 101-144.

Culling vs. vaccination: challenging a dogma in veterinary (FMD) science:
Summary
Outbreaks of FMD can either be controlled by stamping-out or (circle) culling, or by (ring-) vaccination around the outbreak area, or by a combination of the two methods. The pros and cons of the two methods are discussed. A major draw-back – next to many other disadvantages - of the massive circle culling is its contribution to spreading disease. We challenge the dogma that "vaccination against FMD will prevent the symptoms but will not eradicate the disease". Where outbreaks were controlled by consistent vaccination with a qualified vaccine the disease did not re-occur. Also, there are no documented cases where cattle vaccinated with a qualified vaccine, caused new outbreaks. Therefore, the risks posed by vaccinated carriers must be an acceptable, "close to zero" risk. Certainly, if used in combination with an anti-NSP test, vaccination should become the major tool in controlling outbreaks of FMD, without additional negative consequences for export trade.